The Rampage

Ulpaniada

Ulpaniada

Josephine Schizer ’20

February 20, 2019

On October 23, thirteen Ramaz honors math students participated in the first round of the Ulpaniada, an all girls math competition for Orthodox high school students. The contest is run by Michlalah in Jerusalem and consists of three rounds. The first two rounds happen at Ramaz, and the third round o...

Ramaz Ice Hockey Team

Ramaz Ice Hockey Team

William Kremer ’21

February 20, 2019

Watch out New York Rangers, here come the Rams-on-ice! The Ramaz Upper School has officially created a new ice hockey team in response to growing interest among student-ice-hockey players. Thanks to help from devoted Ramaz parent and hockey enthusiast Elliot Freilich, this year, the newly created Ra...

Junior Year Talmud Paper

Junior Year Talmud Paper

Josephine Schizer ’20

February 20, 2019

This year, a new addition has been made to the junior year Talmud curriculum: a Judaic studies paper. After selecting a topic relating to Halacha, Talmud, or Tanach, juniors conducted research and developed a thesis, which they then proved in their papers. Students’ topics included kitniyot on Pes...

More Than Just a Color

More Than Just a Color

Rebecca Massel ’21, Writer

December 7, 2018

Over the course of October, Ramaz, under the guidance of Ms. Benel, raised awareness for two painful situations currently affecting Americans. On Friday, October 12, Ramaz participated in Pink Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Two weeks later, on Friday, October 26, Ramaz students dres...

Ramaz Rams Take on L.A.

Ramaz Rams Take on L.A.

Sophia Kremer ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018

Four days of basketball, nineteen teams, two hundred and fifty players, hundreds of spectators, and thousands of fans watching via live-stream. For the first time in history, the Ramaz girls and boys varsity basketball teams had the privilege of participating in the annual Glouberman Tournament at Shalhe...

A New Day for Student-Teacher Conferences

A New Day for Student-Teacher Conferences

Hannah Doft ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018

Unlike previous years, this year, student-teacher conferences took place on Thursday, not Friday. Rabbi Dov Pianko said that the purpose of the switch was “to try and eliminate the mentality of students rushing through all of their teachers. I always vote for students to have a more chill experience...

The Open House Gets a Makeover

The Open House Gets a Makeover

Zach Buller ’20

December 7, 2018

The auditorium was filled to its maximum capacity and charged with excitement. Parents and students from all over the tri-state area were fully engaged as they listened to the sounds of the musical Havdalah performed by the Chamber Choir and Rabbi Albo. This is the Ramaz Upper School Open House, a one-of-a-kind nig...

Ramaz Holds Annual “Israel Night”

Ramaz Holds Annual “Israel Night”

Harry Shams ’19

December 7, 2018

On November 12th, the Ramaz Upper School hosted its annual Israel Night for seniors who are considering taking a gap year in Israel after graduation. The night serves as an opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the benefits of the year and the options available. Students met personally w...

Showing Thanks to Those Who Protect Us

Showing Thanks to Those Who Protect Us

Rebecca Massel ’21

December 5, 2018

“The whole room felt joyful and celebratory,” said Jonas Kahan ’21, an attendee of the pre-Thanksgiving dinner for veterans. On Tuesday, November 20, thirty US veterans visited Ramaz to celebrate an early holiday with over thirty students. Each veteran was a member of Samaritan Daytop Village, a hum...

Pittsburgh Shooting: Ramaz Responds

Pittsburgh Shooting: Ramaz Responds

Josephine Schizer ’20

December 5, 2018

When members of the Ramaz community turned on their phones after Shabbat on October 27, they faced devastating news. That morning, during Shabbat services, a shooting had occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, the neighborhood of Pittsburgh home to over 50% of the city’s Jews. Eleve...

Jucovy Palooza! : Ramaz Celebrates Election Day

Jucovy Palooza! : Ramaz Celebrates Election Day

Esti Beck ’19

December 5, 2018

A few weeks before election day, several club leaders - including, among others, the heads of Math Team, the Rampage, and Debate Team - received an email asking them to meet in 301 during their lunch period. When they arrived, however, they found that Dr. Jucovy had been double booked between his Age of...

Admissions Update

Admissions Update

Natalie Kahn ’19

November 21, 2018

Who primarily puts the pressure on you when it comes to college?    Rank your priorities in making a college choice. ...

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